Home Depot began in response to homeowners’ and small contractors’ needs to do home improvements without paying excessive costs. It has grown since then into a retail store that embraces diversity in associates and management. The CEO of Home Depot leads the way for the new environmental culture he expects of all employees. The policy is that the customer is King and everything done in Home Depot reflects what the customer will find pleasing, helpful and needed. Applicants that can demonstrate true concern for customer care and team work are those that are most desirable and valuable to Home Depot at this time. The culture of inclusion combined with teamwork, from the moment a customer enters the building all the way through the freight team’s value in creating an environment that is pleasant and safe for the customers, is one of Home Depot’s winning strategies. With outlets in the United States, Canada and Mexico, Home Depot strives to improve its presence in communities it serves. They are always on the lookout for bilingual applicants. If you speak a second language fluently, note it on your application. If you are seeking to start a new career where your expertise and ideas empower you in the work place, submit an application for Home Depot by clicking on the link provided.
Home Depot Online Job Application
There are separate individual pages dedicated to a Home Depot online application. Before applying, Home Depot requires that you answer basic questions to see what areas you best fit within their culture. Once you have answered these questions, you apply by filling out a Home Depot application that will be sent to the department and locale where you wish to work.
Minimum Age for Employment at Home Depot
In general, the minimum age to submit a Home Depot job application is 18 for entry-level jobs. In some areas of the U.S., Mexico and Canada, the minimum age is only 16 for limited hours. However, Home Depot does offer a variety of jobs where the age minimums vary. The minimum age may also vary by state or country of employment. For immediate consideration for one of the positions and further information, submit a Home Depot job application form online today.
Home Depot Hours of Operation
Home Depot respects the communities’ rights to determine when it is proper and acceptable to operate a business. In keeping with that position, individual stores open at different hours and days. To find out what the hours of operation are for the store nearest you, check that store’s site online.
Entry Level Home Depot Careers and Income
Are you in college seeking to integrate into a working environment as soon as you graduate? Many managers and executives began their Home Depot careers at entry-level positions. Having found a team environment where they felt that they could contribute, they made it a point to move up the ladder. The most recent postings for entry-level positions include outside sales consultants, cashiers, lot associates and freight associates. There are part-time positions for Merchandising Execution Associates in most locations.
Home Depot also hires Part-Time and Seasonal employees at entry-level positions. All hourly employees are expected to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays on a rotational basis as needed.
Sales associates answer questions about how tools work, what size wiring is best for a project, or even how to build a faux stone fountain.
Lot associates help customers load their purchases into their vehicles, keep the outside area clean and safe for customers entering, and work in concert with sales associates and cashiers in answering questions.
Cashiers ring up purchases accurately and quickly, interact with customers in a pleasant manner, and help customers get the help they need from sales associates and lot associates.
Freight team members typically work overnight shifts stocking shelves, arranging displays and making sure that the aisles are clear of debris so that customers are safe when shopping.
Merchandising Execution Associates create displays according to the planograms presented to them and maintain those displays.
Hourly wages are competitive according to the location, job description, knowledge and experience of the applicant. To begin your career with Home Depot at the entry-level position, fill out and submit a Home Depot application today.
Home Depot Careers in Management
Starting a career in management at Home Depot allows you the option to move laterally or upwardly gaining an advantage in upward mobility within the home improvement industry. The most recent openings include manager for finance, area supervisor for distribution center and project manager for direct fulfillment. One of the newest positions created by Home Depot is Merchandising Execution, where utilizing creative ability to design displays and analytical skills of merchandising are combined. There are several management positions open at this time in this field.
Senior Business Analyst MMS is expected to have strong merchandising knowledge and experience in project processes. This position includes leading and executing projects that may be medium or multi-dimensional in scope.
Merchandising Execution Managers are the link between in-store teams and factory teams. They coordinate the activities and services provided within the store and what the factory needs to know about those applications. This position oversees from 3 – 6 Merchandising Execution Area Supervisors plus up to 75 associates under them.
To submit your resume and Home Depot employment application, go to the career site and the appropriate section.
Basic Tips for Applying at Home Depot
Always check your Home Depot application form to ensure that your address, telephone number, email address and other pertinent information is spelled correctly.
Be certain to fill out all the blank spaces on the application that apply to you. If there are areas that do not apply, fill it with “n/a” to assure the interviewer that you have read the form rather than overlooked areas.
It is advisable to fill out the Home Depot application and then save it for 24 hours before you submit it. This allows you time to mentally review the application and add any significant information you may have left out by accident.
For specific information about benefits, ask your interviewer in the first meeting for details.
Advanced Tips for Applying at Home Depot
Check out the Home Depot website for community volunteer activities that are held in your area. Either go to one of them or read about those in other areas. If there are some that you would like to suggest as a community activity for the Home Depot store to which you are interviewing, make mention of it during your interview. This is true for all applicants, not just managerial positions.
Remember to shake hands with the interviewer and be polite. It is important to be both pleasant and respectful without appearing “needy” or frightened.
Read everything you can about Home Depot before you go for any interview. Who is the CEO and what do you find interesting about him? Have they hired someone in an executive position lately that would be one of your direct bosses or who may visit the store?
When you go for an interview, keep in mind the particular job that you are seeking to get and dress appropriately. If you are a female applying for a cashier position, dress in nice slacks or a skirt at knee-length with tops that are not low cut. Males should dress in slacks, not jeans, and polo or button-down shirts. Wear regular shoes not tennis shoes. Make sure that all clothing is clean and unwrinkled with no tears or stains.
Give examples on your application form of things that you have done as a “team player” that you are proud of doing. If this is playing on a sports team where you shared the win with another player or in an office where you and another member of the office worked together on a special project, mention it. Then, during your first interview mention a second “team” experience that you feel good about. Show the interviewer that the incident on the application was not an “accident.”
If you are applying for an entry-level position, do your homework first. Learn how some of the products actually work, research how to measure rooms or build a gazebo. In short, learn something that will be a valuable asset for Home Depot’s interest in you.
If you are interested in the Merchandising Execution departments, learn about marketing techniques, the power of color in displays and what is most important in grabbing customers’ attention.
Be prepared to answer the question: What can you add to the Home Depot team if you are hired? This may be phrased as “Why do you want to work at Home Depot?” In both cases, the interviewer wants to know how much you know about the company and how you will contribute to the environment.
Benefits at Home Depot
Benefits vary according to position, location, and qualifications for benefits. As is expected, part-time employees have fewer benefits than full-time associates. Management level members have more benefits than entry-level employees. Associates and Managers in Merchandising Execution departments do not work weekends or holidays. For entry-level, hourly employees who are scheduled more than 32 hours a week on a regular basis, benefits include health insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation and sick time off. For management level positions, there are additional benefits including profit sharing, company travel reimbursement, and retirement plans.
For the adventurous and upward mobile executive, the advantages of international experience expand their value as an employee. To grab this opportunity, submit a Home Depot application online form at the link provided below.
Useful and Interesting Facts about Home Depot
With the competition for good jobs and productive careers, applicants need to enter their first interview with as much information about the company as possible. The more you know about the company and industry, the better your chances of getting to the next interview. While knowing bits of information does not guarantee you a position, it does provide you the edge that makes the difference when the final decisions are made. Here are some useful and interesting facts about the company that you can work into your interviews.
Home Depot Foundation has been a part of the corporate culture since 2002. The efforts of the foundation are refocused every year to respond to needs in the nation and communities that they serve. In 2012, Home Depot projects are encouraging Americans to volunteer to turn outdoor projects into support for Veterans. The name of the spring project is “Doing Nation”.
On April 12, 2012, Home Depot announced the winner of their Facebook contest. Reno Veterans Guest House won $250,000 from the Home Depot Foundation in support of Veterans’ projects.
At the end of March 2012, Home Depot Foundation created a $100,000 fund for Red Cross disaster relief and recovery efforts in the U.S.
On the first day of March 2012, Home Depot reconfirmed that they will partner with the National League of Cities to support housing projects for homeless veterans. The initiative that began in 2011 has committed to providing $30 million to address the housing needs of veterans that have now reached a critical level. The National League of Cities represents over 19,000 cities, towns and villages across the United States.
On August 24, 2011, Home Depot, with the input from The Mission Continues [a veterans' organization] and a major rock band, collaborated to host an event that raked in volunteers to help with job training for veterans of Mew Directions, Inc. in Los Angeles which supports housing needs, counseling and training for 600 veterans in Los Angeles and their families. Los Angeles has the highest number of homeless vets in the nation and many of these vets lost homes while on duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Homeless vets are seldom single. They come with families who are now homeless.
Home Depot’s CEO, Frank Blake has posted his direct number online with share buttons for customers. He encourages customers who have exhausted efforts in normal channels to call him directly with their problems.
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